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Teaching yoga to pregnant students

by anjayoga

Teaching yoga to pregnant students We need to start taking responsibility. As yoga teachers, we can not the responsibility for our students’ bodies. But we can take responsibility for what we share, what we encourage and how we deliver in our yoga classes. We can give modifications, props and alternatives when we have students who […]

How should I breathe when I practise my pelvic floor practise or Kegels?

by anjayoga

How should I breathe when I practise my pelvic floor practise or Kegels? This is a big question and there are so many opinions: Should you engage the pelvic floor as you exhale – or when you inhale? Well, I teach both. And sometimes we “hold the Kegel” as we breathe for endurance. Sometimes we […]

Massage for self love in pregnancy and preparing birth with perineal massage

by anjayoga

Massage for self love in pregnancy and preparing for birth – with perineal massage In Ayurveda, we highly recommend oil massage during pregnancy. Massage calms down the mind and the nervous system. This is highly important during pregnancy. A time of change and uncertainty. In the later stages of pregnancy, around week 34, it is highly […]

What you want to read!

by anjayoga

I thought it would be interesting to see what you actually read when it comes to my blog posts. And these are the top blogs of 2018: Vaginal Dryness For the second year running… top spot goes to: Feeling dry? Let’s talk vaginal dryness An issue affecting so many women and yet it’s not discussed. I would […]

Breathing, pulsations and pelvic floor health

by anjayoga

Breathing, pulsations and pelvic floor health We all do it and luckily it happens without us thinking about it at all. We breathe. Unfortunately, many of us are not breathing properly. We have forgotten how to breathe. And we have been conditioned into breathing patterns that are not optimal. Our whole body, our posture and […]

Why are my Kegel exercises not working?

by anjayoga

Why are my Kegel exercises not working? You have been squeezing and squeezing and yet your pelvic floor still feels… well, it doesn’t feel anything at all. Perhaps lack of sensation during sex, no awareness. Or maybe it does feel something: weak or uncomfortable. Or even tight, sensitive and restricted. You still have incidents where […]

Abundant ovulation

by anjayoga

We are exploring the journey of the lunar cycle manifested as the feminine womb and menstrual cycle. You can learn more about the moon and her phases in this free ebook In this blog, we discussed why we bleed and now we are learning what happens when the inner winter of menstruation becomes spring. Feeling […]

Periods and the moon cycle

by anjayoga

Menstruation and the moon phases Our periods (literally “interval of time” or “repeated cycle of events”) are connected with the moon. From the new moon to the full vibrant moon. Waning to the dark before it once again fills up. A journey that takes about 28 days. Just like our menstrual cycle. Or our lunar […]

Vaginal Steam: What is it all about and where to do it?

by anjayoga

  Vaginal Steam: What is it all about and where to do it? You can now enjoy yoni herbal steam rituals in Worthing, Sussex. So why would you want to steam your lady garden in the first place? Well, I first came across vaginal steams in my general interest in women’s and pelvic health. To […]